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12 Bar Blues STEAM Lesson

Overview: In this STEAM lesson, students explore the concept of pattern rules in math as a connection with the 12 Bar Blues structure in music. Grades: 4-6  |  Content Areas: Math and Music When it [...]

By |May 3rd, 2016|
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Week 11: Viewing Ballet & Modern Dance

**FREE LESSON PLAN DOWNLOAD INCLUDED BELOW** Welcome to The Art of Curriculum Design. In this six month series we are exploring the why and how of curriculum design via an Arts Appreciation course created through [...]

By |May 2nd, 2016|

Setting and Ambiance Arts Integration Lesson

Overview: In this lesson, students study how authors and artists use the elements of word choice, lighting and sound to set the mood of a piece of text or theater. Content areas address: Reading and [...]

By |April 26th, 2016|
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Area and Perimeter Street Art: The Process

A few weeks ago, my students and I embarked upon a new Arts integrated math project. I had found that it was a challenge to help students master rigorous area and perimeter concepts because the [...]

By |April 26th, 2016|
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Week 10: Introduction to Dance

Welcome to The Art of Curriculum Design. In this six month series we are exploring the why and how of curriculum design via an Arts Appreciation course created through an arts collaboration. The first few [...]

By |April 25th, 2016|
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Composing Order: STEAM Lesson

Overview: This STEAM lesson is for K-2 students and focuses on ordering objects of various sizes.  This lesson provides students with an opportunity to use sound duration in music as a pathway to creating a composition [...]

By |April 12th, 2016|
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STEAM Lesson: Coloring Sound

Overview: This lesson connects science and visual art through looking at synesthesia and understanding how areas of the brain work together to inform the senses. Grades: 6-8  |  Content areas:  Science and Visual Art Today's [...]

By |April 5th, 2016|
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Arts Integration Lesson: Life Cycle Theatre

Today, we are bringing you a FREE downloadable lesson plan! This lesson, inspired by Paul Fleischman’s book, Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, integrates the science of life cycles and theatre, also referred to as [...]

By |March 25th, 2016|
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STEAM Lesson: Moving Constellations

Overview: This lesson can be used in upper elementary and lower middle grades to help support an understanding of how constellations look in various seasons of the night sky. Grade Level: 3-5  |  Content Areas: Science and Dance [...]

By |March 22nd, 2016|
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Arts Integration Lesson: Lines of Giving

Overview: This lesson is designed to help students read line in text and a piece of art, as well as to write with this line focus. Grade Level: 1-2  |  Content Areas: Writing and Visual [...]

By |March 15th, 2016|
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Arts Integration Lesson: Irish Washerwoman Rules

Overview: Understanding that patterns often include rules and these can be seen in a variety of ways, including through art, music and dance. Grades: 3-5  |  Content Areas: Math and Dance With St. Patrick's Day [...]

By |March 8th, 2016|
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A Feudal Arts Integration Lesson

Overview: Exploring feuds - what causes them and how they are resolved - through the lens of speaking and listening skills and the theater strategy of "yes, and". Grades: 7-8  |  Content Areas: English/Language Arts [...]

By |March 1st, 2016|
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STEAM Lesson: Mixed Pattern Weaving

Grades: 4-5  |  Content areas: Math and Visual Art Patterns in math seem deceptively simple to teach, and at the beginning, it's not so hard.  But once students move into grades 3 and 4, we [...]

By |February 23rd, 2016|
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Arts Integration Lesson: Hamilton Riffs

Grades: 7-12  |  Content Standards: Social Studies and Music Have you heard or seen the musical Hamilton yet?  If not, it's definitely worth a look.  This musical is one of the hottest tickets on Broadway [...]

By |February 16th, 2016|
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STEAM Lesson: Mondrian Fractions

Grade level: 4-5  |  Content areas: Math and Visual Art In this STEAM Lesson, students are studying the work of Piet Mondrian as a way to demonstrate and manipulate equivalent fractions.  As a math concept, [...]

By |February 9th, 2016|

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